is john mcafee a living jubal harshaw? this was fun to read.
is it possible to devise tasks that prisoners can perform in prison which will strengthen this part of the brain?
that's the spirit. the people who tell you not to go looking for trouble are the people who forget how much trouble they got themselves into.
And now use it for reference and research.
Ask him how he would do it, and be genuinely interested in his response. Maybe he just wants to beat his chest a little, and maybe he'll even say something useful.
DRM licensing and implementation increase production cost. The increase is compensated by taxing customers with higher prices. As prices rise, the incentive to purchase is lessened and the reality of copying and free distribution becomes more pronounced. A practically infinite supply of ebooks can only be adequately priced by experimenting within markets. The tangible goods approach to electronic markets is flawed at inception, as it ignores reality and attempts to contain a force much greater than itself. Imagine flying water into the sun to inhibit global warming.
have there been any studies done between people who shoot lots of people in public and mental illnesses?
to see slashdot trolling its users. on an unrelated note, please fix the tab order for the posting form, thanks!
you don't urgently need to get anything together, right any time. this is a condescending load of bullshit.
i would rather plug in my laptop earlier than use internet explorer 8.
when google does this it's considered cute.
talent that could be harnessed for developing games i like is being harnessed to develop games i don't like.
but i would rather just shut down final fantasy, dragon quest, sonic, and mega man.
perhaps the 'surge' in piracy is related to general economic woes? blaming piracy for lost money is baseless speculation. there is no basis for determining what a person would or would not buy simply because they pirate it, and playing a game in itself does not mean that a person would have purchased it. imagine if in the nes days when you bought a cartridge it would only be playable on the nes with a serial number programmed into the cartridge! then suddenly it costs money to buy the game AND to pay for the technology and labor behind ensuring that game only works on that cartridge. games are becoming more expensive not because of piracy, but because of speculative fiction being held as truth. that's not good business management. that's like investing in books because you think authors create reality after reading 'the number of the beast' by robert heinlein.
a lot of people unintentionally apply intentionality to evolution. also, just because we are capable of recognizing a more efficient development cycle or design of any given 'naturally' occurring life form does not mean that the efficient conception should have occurred. that's like saying that because we can watch mike tyson lose his edge we can say that it makes no sense that he still boxes. can he still stand? can he still swing his arms? when he swings his arms do people still get knocked out? if so, he has some survivability as a boxer. if not, he does not, and will fail as a boxer. things don't simply instantly disappear when it has been revealed that their methods aren't totally efficient.